Wet weather limits weekend sport
CRICKET, baseball, vigoro and softball were among the sports affected by the heavy downpour yesterday morning in Ipswich.
One of the few cricket matches played was at Laidley where competition leaders Laidley dismissed Brothers for 116 at Bichel Oval.
Most of yesterday's afternoon play was possible with Laidley finishing 1/21 before lightning forced the cricketers from the field.
Englishman Alex Welsh led the way with 5/7 off 10 overs as the Blue Dogs set up another victory chance when the match resumes next weekend.
The scheduled Ipswich Logan Hornets Queensland Premier grade match against Wests at Baxter Oval was washed out yesterday.
It's likely to be played with one-day tactics at Amberley this weekend, weather permitting.
This afternoon's Brisbane Major League baseball doubleheader between Ipswich Musketeers and Pine Hills was also unable to be played due to wet fields from earlier heavy rain.
That followed yesterday's five inter-city vigoro games between Ipswich and Fassifern also being called off at Boonah.
Yesterday's round of softball fixtures were also washed out, with those matches rescheduled for November 29 at the Chubb Street ground.
However, last night's $50,000 City of Ipswich Gold Cup greyhound final was run and won in between the threatening rain and storms.
Casino trainers Robert Cooke and Col Graham shared in the spoils, with their greyhounds Cash in Motion and Elusive Desire finishing first and third respectively, separated by early leader Macnivek.
The Cooke family was celebrating in NSW this afternoon after Cash in Motion continued its impressive record in Queensland, including at the Ipswich track.
The Cooke family were delighted to have raced at the Ipswich Showgrounds, being rewarded for the making the trip north.
Full story in tomorrow's QT.